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Track King Racing’s Toyota MR2

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Aaron King from Track King Racing found a 2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder with a broken engine and transmission six years ago. Over that time he’s transformed it into a one of a kind race car for time attack and hill climb.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

The third generation MR2 (W30) comes from the factory with a 1.8 L 1ZZ-FED inline-four. However Aaron chose to install a 1.8 L 2ZZ-GE inline-four which is a popular choice for this generation MR2.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Aaron did not leave the 2ZZ stock. He rebuilt it with Mahle 10.5:1 pistons, Monkeywrench Racing (MWR) rod bearings, King main bearings, and MWR Stage 2 camshafts, springs, valves, and retainers. It also includes ANSU 1000 cc injectors, Lotus Racing En24 oil pump gear, and ported/polished intake manifold and throttle body.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Boost is generated by a Comp Turbo CT2871S turbocharger running a VRF custom vertical mount manifold, Turbosmart Hypergate 44 mm wastegate, and VRF 3-inch exhaust. Charged air is cooled via a VRF 600 hp air-to-water intercooler.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Jason Oefelein at Tuned by PSI tuned the motor on a Link G4+ Storm ECU. He was able to coax 348 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque out of it on 15 psi of boost and pump gas.

Aaron paired the turbocharged motor with a Toyota C60 six-speed manual transmission. It features a JDM helical limited-slip differential, Competition Clutch lightened flywheel, and MWR Gorilla clutch.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

The MR2 rides on a Battle Version suspension with Powertrix adjustable coilovers. Aaron strengthened the car using a eight-point roll cage by Custom Cages UK, CHE front underbody brace, and Tanabe strut braces front and rear.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

We couldn’t end this article without talking about the wild exterior modifications. The most obvious being a Monocraft GT300 Gen 1 widebody kit. Aaron enhanced the aero further with his own splitter, diffuser, GT wing, and canards. The finishing touch is a set of Konig Countergram wheels (18×8.5, 18×10) with Falken RT660 tires.

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

Track King Racing Toyota MR2 with a turbo 2ZZ-GE inline-four

For more photos we please visit @trackkingracing or follow Aaron’s work on the Track King channel.

Source: @trackkingracing and Link ECU

1 thought on “Track King Racing’s Toyota MR2”

  1. I’ve always read that you aren’t supposed to mount a Turbo with the shaft vertical like that. Is this turbo different?

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